Published on: November 7, 2022

Polavaram Project

Polavaram Project

Why in news?

 A.P. and Telangana to survey Polavaram backwater effect


  • A survey conducted by an expert committee set up by Telangana recently has found that storage of water at full would result in submergence of an additional six villages.

Polavaram Project

  • It is an under construction multi-purpose irrigation project on the Godavari River in the Eluru District and East Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh.
  • The project has been accorded National project status by the Central Government of India.
  • back water spreads into parts of Chhattisgarh and Odisha States.
  • It gives major boost to tourism sector in Godavari Districts as the reservoir covers the famous Papikonda National Park, Polavaram hydroelectric project (HEP) and National Waterway 4 are under construction on left side of the river.
  • Purpose: Transferred from the Godavari River basin to the Krishna River basin.

Godavari River

  • It is India’s second longest river after the Ganges river and drains into the third largest basin in India
  • It is dubbed as the Dakshina Ganga
  • Location : Brahmagiri Mountain, Trimbakeshwar, Nashik, Maharashtra.
  • States: Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha
  • Mouth: Bay of Bengal, Antarvedi, Andhra Pradesh
  • Tributaries

Left : Banganga, Kadva, Shivana, Purna, Kadam, Pranahita, Indravati, Taliperu, Sabari

 Right: Nasardi, Pravara, Sindphana, Manjira, Manair, Kinnerasani

  • National Park : Coringa mangrove forests
  • Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary
  • Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Pench National Park
  • Indravati National Park
  • Kanger Ghati National Park
  • Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary